Scripture Verse

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1


Words: Hel­en D. Syl­ves­ter, in Re­viv­al Hymns, ed­it­ed by Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner & Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble In­sti­tute Col­port­age As­so­cia­tion, 1905), num­ber 94.

Music: Will­iam L. Gil­pin (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Syl­ves­ter or Gil­pin (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


My light and my sal­va­tion,
O Lord of life, art Thou;
Accept my consecration,
To Thee I pay my vow.
Thou art the King of glo­ry,
Thy love hath set me free;
O sweet and blessèd story,
The Sav­ior died for me.


O Lord, my life and my sal­va­tion,
I love Thee and adore;
I rest on Thee,
The true foundation,
I rest for­ev­er­more.

O God of my sal­va­tion,
Thou art become my song;
Unceasing adoration
And love to Thee belong
Thro’ all the hoary ages
Thy Word has still been true;
Today its blessèd pages
My hope and strength renew.


To all Thy kingly splendor,
To Thy redeeming love,
What tribute shall I render,
My loyalty to prove?
O Sav­ior, high and holy,
In all Thy love and might,
Within my heart so lowly,
Be Thou my life and light!